Monday, 11 November 2013
South coast and Surrey (10/11/2013)
Next stop was Hayling oyster beds where I was told the Long-tailed Duck was tidal. However, after scanning the estuary the duck was seen to swim out from behind the island on one of the oyster beds - it must have been sitting on the rear of the island. It was seen at close quarters until it swam over to the far side of the oyster bed.
I then had a long (25 minute) walk south along the estuary where I picked up the Black Brant in amongst a large flock of Brent Geese.
Final stop was at Papercourt sailing club where eventually the juvenile Great Northern Diver was seen on the far side of the lake.